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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, Wifi

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Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

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Last updated: 11/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kapoho cottage description

The Lite House is a quality home with super comfortable, high-end furnishings and appliances, in a private and quiet section of a gated community. This is a small home, the perfect place for a couple who wants their privacy, and also a bit of luxury. It is also suitable for a small family (four maximum). The Queen-size bed is 12' thick memory with high thread-count cotton sheets. The quality, inner-spring double bed futon in the living room allows for two more people.

The Lite House is touched on three sides by state land (no immediate next door neighbors) so there is exceptional privacy for being in a subdivision. There is nothing but open space (state land) between the house and the ocean. The property that the Lite House sits on used to be ocean-front property. The 1960 lava flow filled in where the ocean touched the property on three sides, and the shoreline was extended. You might say that it is still an 'ocean-front' property, but now with a bit more of a walk to get into the water (scroll down to see revealing satellite photos).

From the Lite House, you can see the Cape Kumakahi Lighthouse in the distance; its faint glow at night adds charm when you are outside, or looking through the kitchen window. Cooling trade winds are almost always present, and come right through the house when you have the doors and windows open. Enjoy being outside, any time, and with no mosquitoes! At night, the sound of Coqui frogs is a distant and mild serenade.

It's a 3-4 minute walk to locally famous Champagne Pond, where you can snorkel with the turtles or just float around on the calm, volcanically heated water. Lap swimmers have also found Champagne pond to be exceptionally suitable.

In the adjacent neighborhood are the Kapoho Tide Pools (aka the Waiopae Marine Preserve), known for world-class snorkeling. Snorkel gear and boogie boards are provided for your use.

Two bicycles are also provided for exploring the area. The terrain is mostly level, and with very little traffic. The marine preserve is about a ten-minute bicycle ride from the house, or you may drive. Kapoho Beach is a very bicycle-friendly and pedestrian-friendly community.

Hike about a quarter of a mile to the rugged, scenic shoreline and watch the waves crash against the lava coast. When the waves are high you can also see them crashing from inside the Lite House.

Note: We did not design this house, but we named it the 'Lite House' for a reason. Please be advised that it may not be comfortable for 'extra-plus' sized guests.

Keywords: house, home, cottage, bungalow

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Massage

                  Suitability

                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    We do not rent to guests under 25. They must be with parent or guardian...moreless

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • Queen size Beds (1) 12' memory foam mattress, quality sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size and high quality with inner springs...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1

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                  • Shower with two separate sinks

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television:

                    flat screen, Dish network with record (for later viewing) and pause options...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    small selection of DVD's...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Ocean view and access across open State land. ...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Used to be ocean-front property until the 1960 lava flow extended the shoreline....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining both inside and outside, seats four...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    free long distance to US and Canada...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided:

                    bath, kitchen and beach towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    granite counters, quality cabinets, stainless steel appliances...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    gas...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    with baskets and locks...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Includes table, chairs and lounge chairs...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    snorkeling gear and boogie boards ...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Champagne Pond 3-4 minute walk. Relax in geothermal heated waters visited by green sea turtles....moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Nov 15 - Mar 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $100
                  $2,100

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Middle Season
                  Apr 1 - Aug 14, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $95
                  $1,995

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Low Season
                  Aug 15 - Nov 14, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $90
                  $1,890

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $75 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 13.25%

                  Notes:

                  Guests must be over 25 years of age, unless with parent/guardian.

                  Rates quoted are for two persons. Extra guests are $10.00 per person, per night


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 11/23/2014
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                  Location

                  29 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Pahoa
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Hilo
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  137
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pahoa
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Kapoho Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  The Lite House is in Kapoho's private gated community, 29 miles from the Hilo International Airport. It is a 4-minute walk to Champagne warm pond and Kapoho Beach and Bay for swimming and snorkeling with turtles and fish. Wai'Opae Marine Preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools), with fabulous snorkeling, is a short bike ride or drive (2 bikes included for your use). The entrance to Volcanoes National Park is 40 miles, the lava flow viewing area is approximately 15 miles from the cottage, and Lava Tree Park is 7 miles. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles away, and Hilo (the Big Island's largest town) is 25 miles. Once outside the gated subdivision, take scenic coastal drives both north and south.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: I (Diane) am a kindergarten teacher having just retired. My husband, Richard, and I are looking forward to spending some quiet-time in Kapoho! We have family there, and look forward to when we can see each other any time we want, just by hopping on our bicycles. And I can't wait to take my air mattress down to Champagne Pond every day and float in the lovely, warm water with the turtles!

                  Why Kapoho:
                  We love the constant, pleasant climate of Kapoho, with its famously clean air. Additionally, mosquitoes have had a unrequited lifelong love affair with Richard, so their absence at this particular home's location especially appealed to him! And we enjoy the fact that the location is so peaceful, and with such privacy.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  - New and luxurious - All new furnishings - Privacy and Quiet 24/7 - Borders state land on three sides, ocean view - Ocean-front property before the 1960 lava flow - Almost always a cooling breeze coming in - No Mosquitoes - No loud frogs - 3-4 minute walk to Champagne Pond - Bicycles, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards provided


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                  Speaks: english, french, spanish

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                  Photos

                  • Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

                    Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

                  • A feeling of openness and grandeur pervades, with majestic stargazing at night.

                    A feeling of openness and grandeur pervades, with majestic stargazing at night.

                  • New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

                    New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

                  • Queen bed with high thread-count sheets on a 12' Memory Foam mattress.

                    Queen bed with high thread-count sheets on a 12' Memory Foam mattress.

                  • Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

                    Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

                  • Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

                    Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

                  • Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

                    Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

                  • Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

                    Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

                  • Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

                    Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

                  • Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

                    Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

                  • Kapoho Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

                    Kapoho Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

                  • Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

                    Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

                  • Your Refuge--The Lite House

                    Your Refuge--The Lite House

                  • Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

                    Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

                  • High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

                    High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

                  • Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks, mirrors, toilet and shower.

                    Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks, mirrors, toilet and shower.

                  • Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

                    Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

                  • The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

                    The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

                  • Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

                    Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

                  • Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

                    Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

                  • Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

                    Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

                  • See Rainbow Falls near Hilo.

                    See Rainbow Falls near Hilo.

                  • Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

                    Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

                  • Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

                    Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, November 23, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english, french, spanish
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                  • Calendar last updated: 11/23/2014
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